Marilyn Ragland
October 1, 1947  -  August 14, 2018

Marilyn Ragland

Celebration of Life
Alto Lakes Country Club
1 Country Club Drive
Alto, NM  88312
Thursday, August 23, 2018
4:00 P.M.
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Marilyn Ragland, beloved wife, mother, and friend to countless many was called to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from her residence surrounded by loved ones.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Valera Neff.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Paul Ragland; her devoted son, David Cason, his partner Tyson Coppedge and their children, Adriynn and Layne; her beloved fur babies, Smokey and Geronimo; her brother, John Neff; many adoring cousins and family; and countless friends who are truly an extension of her family.

Marilyn was born in Dallas, Tx on October 1, 1947. She grew up and graduated from Lancaster, Tx where she established many life long friends, but she has called Ruidoso home for 20 wonderful years. After a full career in insurance, Marilyn and Paul made their mark in Ruidoso and established Shuttle Ruidoso in 1999. Marilyn’s favorite past time was spent on the golf course and she was actively involved with the Alto Ladies Golf Association.

Marilyn was humble, patient, and loving. She walked boldly in her faith and she brought goodness and light to all she encountered.

A celebration of Marilyn’s life is scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd in the Pavilion at Alto Lakes Country Club – 1 Country Club Rd., Alto, NM at 4:00 pm. The family would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. Marilyn was truly loved by many.

In lieu of flowers the family is supporting donations to the Ruidoso Hospice Foundation, PO BOX 555, Ruidoso, NM 88355.


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  1. Susan Snowden
    McKinney, TX

    I’m so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I just realized she was our next door neighbor when we lived on Aspen. We also attended tha same church. I remember her beautiful smile. Even though Marilyn was older and much more mature than than I, she always had time for me.
    You and your family will be in my prayers.

  2. Dan and Sally Wimberly
    Ruidoso, NM

    Paul, Dan and I are so very sad and shocked to hear of Marilyn's passing. We have known Marilyn since before she even moved to Ruidoso and always thought the world of her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all of the family at this sad time. In love and sympathy, Dan and Sally

  3. Barney and Penny Coppedge
    Artesia, NM

    Marilyn was a model of grace and generosity. We will miss her.

  4. Donna Kinsel
    Fort Worth, TX

    Rest in eternal peace dear Marilyn. God bless your loving family

  5. Gary & Denise Dean
    Ruidoso, NM

    Dear Paul and family,
    We were shocked to read of Marilyn's passing. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. She was such a light in this world with a smile for everyone. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

    You are in my prayers tonight.

    Denise & Gary Dean

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